Rekero Camp nestles in a riverine forest close to the confluence of the Talek and Mara rivers, in the southern section of the Masai Mara Reserve, close to many of the migration river crossings. At 1,126 square miles the Masai Mara offers wonderful scenery and an abundance of big game, and it is only a 45 minute flight from Nairobi.
Accommodation & Facilities
Rekero has a long and rich history, and the knowledge and hospitality shown by the staff and the local Masai and Ndorobo guides is what makes a stay here so special. The tented camp is in the style of a smart mobile camp with nine large tents (including two spacious family tents) set on the edge of the river. Although loos and bucket showers are en-suite there is an enamel basin on the verandah, and hot and cold water is provided. There is also a dining tent, although most meals are enjoyed outdoors.
Wildlife & Activities
Game viewing is predominantly by vehicle, and the knowledge of the local guides is such that guests from Rekero are unlikely to encounter other tourists during their stay. The camp is ideally situated for viewing the big cats, and also for the annual wildebeest migration. On the reserve there are also large herds of buffalo and various antelope, and in addition hippo, giraffe, elephant, cheetah and leopard are frequently seen.
Maurice - NORFOLK, UK
TRAVEL DATE: AUG 2013 POSTED: OCT 2013
Unbeatable location with an armchair view of Talek River crossings. Most attentive staff supplying excellent food and accommodation. What more could you ask?
The Heilbrons - PANAMA
TRAVEL DATE: 2012 POSTED: SEP 2013
The most extraordinary, amazing time of our lives. The kindness of the land and the people…Thank you!
John Spence - CALIFORNIA, USA
TRAVEL DATE: 2010 POSTED: SEP 2013
The moment we arrived a cheetah was posing right in front of the camp. We went straight on a game drive and saw a leopard 500 meters from the camp. Then more cheetah, hippo, wildebeest, hyena, and more._
Lucinda Roma - HAMPSHIRE, UK
TRAVEL DATE: 2011 POSTED: SEP 2013
Rekero is in an incredible location in the Mara. Wildebeest literally cross in front of camp during the migration. Of course, the game viewing here is busy, but for good reason – it is mind blowing.
When is the best time
to go on a safari holiday in Kenya?
There are advantages throughout the year, depending on what you’d like to do and see and the climate varies in different regions of Kenya. At higher elevations such as the Laikipia Plateau, the Samburu region and the Masai Mara, you can count on cooler early mornings and evenings, even in the summer, so bringing a jacket or warm pullover for morning and evening game drives is always a good idea. The Kenyan coast tends to be warmer and more humid year round.
January to March
Great months to escape the northern hemisphere’s winter, this is a dry period in Kenya, with sunny hot days on safari, and hotter temperatures, with the possibility of some humidity, on the coast. These months are among the best for snorkelling and diving.
April and May
Fewer visitors holiday in Kenya during April and May as these months are when the long rains traditionally fall, making animals scarcer. Some safari camps do take the chance for an annual closure, but visitors who travel during these months will enjoy quiet safari areas, low visitor numbers, and equally low prices.
June to October
Although these are Kenya’s winter months, days are still hot once the sun has risen, and the cool nights mean sleep is comfortable. Wildlife viewing is excellent as leaves come off trees, shrubs and grass dies back, and animals are increasingly drawn to water.
The herds of the wildebeest migration typically move into the Masai Mara in July, and remain until October.
Temperatures rise in November and there is the chance of rain in short sharp showers. Lower visitor numbers are also reflected in the prices of safari camps and lodges, and wildlife viewing can be excellent with so few other people around.
The climate in Kenya in December is similar to January and February, with sunny hot days and very good wildlife viewing. The higher temperatures on the coast are perfect for lounging on a beach holiday, and Christmas and New Year are fantastic for a safari and beach holiday in Kenya.
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